WE COMPARE THE COMPETING FEINSTEIN AND COOK CONSERVATION BILLS

Recently, the Twentynine Palms City Council decided to defer a decision on whether to endorse a bill by U.S. Representative Paul Cook. That bill is an alternative to a California desert conservation and recreation bill championed by Senator Diane Feinstein. The title of Cook’s bill adds the words “Off-Road” and

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COLLEGE FOUNDATION SPONSORED OPENING OF “ADDAMS FAMILY” SOLD OUT

The hit musical “The Addams Family” opens at Theatre 29 with a gala fundraiser benefiting the Copper Mountain College Foundation. Reporter Rebecca Haveley has more…

The Copper Mountain College Foundation says “The Addams Family” opening night is sold out. Theatre 29 offers the unique opportunity for local non-profits to sponsor

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHOIR AT PADRES GAME TOMORROW

The Twentynine Palms High School Select Choir is headed to San Diego tomorrow. The choir will sing the national anthem when the San Diego Padres baseball team faces the Milwaukee Brewers in Petco Park September 29. Following their spring concert, some audience members suggested that music director Michael Mayes try

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CORWIN MURDER SUSPECT APPEARS IN SAN BERNARDINO COURTROOM

Christopher Lee, accused of murdering Erin Corwin of Twentynine Palms in June 2014, made his first appearance in a San Bernardino courtroom Thursday morning. Under Judge Glenn Yabuno, Lee’s attorney waived a formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty. Under a series of peremptory challenges filed by the

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WE PROFILE MORONGO BASIN MAC MEMBER TOM ZIEGERT

The members of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council are not elected, but are appointed by the District Supervisor. Since they hadn’t been subject to voter scrutiny, we thought Morongo Basin residents should know something about the people representing the unincorporated areas of the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork asked

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SUPERMOON LUNAR ECLIPSE SUNDAY NIGHT

Coming for the first time in more than 30 years is a “supermoon” in combination with a lunar eclipse. Sunday evening residents in the Morongo Basin will be able to see—assuming the skies are clear—the moon rising above the horizon in the early stages of the eclipse. The eclipse officially

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR TOMORROW

Joshua Tree National Park and the National Environmental Education Foundation ask for volunteers tomorrow to work side by side with park staff. Reporter Rebecca Havely shares the details…

The 22nd National Public Lands Day is Saturday, September 26, and its a fee-free day for visitors. Volunteers are needed from 8

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TWENTYNINE PALMS CEMETERY BOARD LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS

The Twentynine Palms Public Cemetery board is looking for volunteers to serve on its board of trustees. To be a member, applicants must reside with the cemetery district and be a registered voter. Cemetery board meetings are held on the last Thursday of the month; the meeting time has been

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REACH OUT MORONGO BASIN LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS

Reach Out Morongo Basin is seeking volunteers who are interested in serving on the non-profit’s board of directors. Applicants should have a few hours a month to dedicate to the organization whose mission is helping seniors and disabled neighbors. For more information, call Executive Director Robin Schlosser at 760-361-1410.

NIRVANA TRIBUTE BAND AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO TONIGHT

The “Live at the Rock” concerts continue at Tortoise Rock Casino Friday nights. Reporter Dan Stork invites you to hear a Nirvana tribute band this week…

A tribute to Nirvana is set for Friday, September 25, at Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms. The band, Nirvanish, will sing songs from

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULES

The Twentynine Palms High School Ladycats Volleyball team lost to shadow hills in three sets yesterday. Coach Missy Bond said the Ladycats were lead by junior Tatiyanna Mackall who had four kills and one block. Senior Latasia Benevente had three kills, one ace serve, and one assist. Junior Mara Mapuatuli

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER BOARD VOTES ON A 6 PERCENT ANNUAL RATE INCREASE

The cost of water may soon be going up in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s Twentynine Palms Water Board meeting and files this report… Last night in Twentynine Palms, Water District directors voted 4-0 to move forward on instituting a 6 percent annual rate increase. Director

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION OFFERING TAI CHI CHUAN

The Twentynine Palms Park and Recreation Department is offering tai chi chuan, a Chinese martial art characterized by gentle, rounded movements that harmonize breathing with mental concentration. Body alignment, balance and health are improved with tai chi chuan classes. Classes are for anyone age 15 and older and will be

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TWENTYNINE PALMS RECREATION TAKING SLOW-PITCH UMPIRE APPLICATIONS

The City of Twentynine Palms is accepting applications for contract umpires for their upcoming 2015 adult slow pitch softball leagues. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have the ability to work evenings Monday through Wednesday on an “as scheduled” basis beginning October 19. Thorough knowledge of the

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GIRLS SOUGHT FOR TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TEAM

Twentynine Palms High School girls soccer season is approaching. ROP Broadcast Student Melisa Vasquez says players are being sought… Soccer season at the Twentynine Palms High School is quickly approaching, and all girls are highly encouraged to join. The team consists of hard working and friendly girls, all looking forward

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TWO ARRESTED AFTER TWENTYNINE PALMS BRAWL THAT INJURED DEPUTY

Two people were arrested Monday night following a brawl in Twentynine Palms that injured a Sheriff’s deputy. According to Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to the Hacienda Mobile Home Park in the 4500 block of Adobe Road about 8:45 p.m. because onlookers were afraid a fight was about to break

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TWENTYNINE PALMS MAN CHARGED AFTER DOG IS SHOT AND KILLED

The District Attorney’s Office charged a Twentynine Palms man in the shooting death of a dog in July in the unincorporated area of Twentynine Palms. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a neighbor in the 2700 block of Sunrise Road heard gunshots, and then the sound of a dog whimpering, about

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TWENTYNINE CITY COUNCIL: PROPERTY PURCHASE, AND DESERT PROTECTION BILLS

The Twentynine Palms City Council authorized City Manager Frank Luckino to purchase two properties at a price not to exceed $325,000 during its meeting Tuesday night. The adjacent properties, one of which has Bank of America ATMs, are on Highway 62 near the center of downtown and were described as

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TWENTYNINE PALMS WATER DISTRICT LOOKS AT GIVING 1943 FIRE ENGINE TO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Twentynine Palms Water District meets tonight with both fire and water business. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says a rate study and considering giving an antique fire engine to a local charity is also on the docket… At tonight’s 6 p.m. meeting of the Twentynine Palms Water District, directors are expected

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TWENTYNINE PALMS HIGH SCHOOL POWDER PUFF FOOTBALL TONIGHT

An annual event which is both a lot of fun and helps out the high school yearbook will be held this evening in Twentynine Palms. ROP Broadcast student Ashton Henry invites you to powder puff football… Football season is here, and the Twentynine Palms yearbook class is welcoming you to

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